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To not help my ten yr old son find the scissors? (psst - the answer is no)

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HecatesTwopenceworth Tue 14-Jul-09 19:44:30

he can't find them. Oh what a shocker! hmm

So he asked me for them.

"Look for them." I said.

So I watched him stand in front of the drawer. Eyes on the TV. Open the drawer. Close it again. Eyes all the time fixed on the TV. Then turn to me and say he can't find them.

So I said "try looking" so he opened one drawer again, glanced in it and when the scissors didn't leap out and cut his fingernails, again claimed they weren't anywhere.

So I said "Try actually MOVING stuff!"

At that point I gave up and I am officially taking no further interest in the matter! grin

FECKING MAN EYES!!!!!!! grr.

blametheparents Tue 14-Jul-09 19:46:08

That is definite 'bloke looking', as we call it in our house!

And no, YANBU!

DidEinsteinsMum Tue 14-Jul-09 19:47:59

My normal responses are "how should i know? they are where you left them. FInd them yourself!" ds is 4yo. I am a mean mum and no YANBU. My response would have been to turn the tv off and tell him i had just done the hardest part of the looking and now he had the easy bit of finding them grin[evil grin]

Pyrocanthus Tue 14-Jul-09 20:49:01

It's 'girl looking' too in our house. I've wasted too much time looking for stuff for people with eyes of their own. Rod, back, etc.


TheArmadillo Tue 14-Jul-09 21:00:25

exactly the same thing happens in our house with ds (4) - and there was me hoping he would grow out of it.

He has taken to convincing gps that he has no scissors so that they buy him some and now has about 5 pairs.

Can he bloody find them though? No.

I now refuse to help him if he won't actually look through his drawers rather the open and shut it again.

This can also be replaced with glue, sellotape, pens, paper, shoes, sunglasses etc etc.


HecatesTwopenceworth Tue 14-Jul-09 22:27:51

Sadly, it's not just him. His brother and dad are exactly the same. Totally incapable of looking for anything. To them, 'looking' is opening a drawer and waiting for the item to leap into their hands.

Or standing in the middle of the room and waiting for the item to leap out of the drawer and into their hands. hmm


WhereYouLeftIt Wed 15-Jul-09 00:47:11


Plus your DS and mine must be twins! You made me laugh out loud, thanks for that grin

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